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3 Days in Vancouver Island

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3 Days in Vancouver Island

Hi

My fiance and I are arriving on the final 3 days of our honeymoon in Vancouver and would love to spend 3 days on Vancouver Island. We arrive early on Saturday 1st June into Vancouver and fly back out on Tuesday 4th June evening.

We were planning on hiring a car from the airport and driving straight over via the ferry to the Island. Is it recommened to stay in Victoria for the whole stay and drive to destinations from there? My friend recommeneded Tofino but the hotels lot very expensive.

Would be absolutely fantastic if anyone has some advice of best places to go/stay for the 3 days and nights. We have dont some research but it's always great if people have been to places and can recommend.

I appreciate there are other threads on this but would be graetful for any advice.

Thanks very much

Tim & Sarah

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1. Re: 3 Days in Vancouver Island

With 3 days, you are probably best to stay in Victoria and do the circle tour from Sooke to Port Renfrew on the west coast then back to the Cowichan Valley and on back to Victoria. The drive takes about 4 hrs not counting stopping, so it is a nice day trip. Vancouver Island is big, so 3 days isn't enough to "see" the Island. It takes 3 + hrs to drive from Victoria to Campbell River, 4 + hrs to Tofino not counting any stopping.

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2. Re: 3 Days in Vancouver Island

On a honeymoon for three days? Saltspring Island

http://saltspringtourism.com

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3. Re: 3 Days in Vancouver Island

Victoria would have the attractive city feel about it, with enough to do for 2 days. You could look into Parksville, which is a an attractive seaside town with wide sand beaches that go out forever. And 3-4 nearby attractiions.

You might not want to be travelling back to Vancouver on the ferry on the day of your flight out of Vancouver unless your flight out is in the evening. Ferries can have things go sideways due to mechanical problems or aiding a boater in trouble. Not probable but possible. Either come back to this side of the water the night before or allow plenty of time on the day of for the ferry.

Have you considered Whistler? 2 hours drive from Vancouver, no ferry cost, enough to do for 2.5 days, don't need a car to get there or be there.

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